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Native black bee reserve to be created on Colonsay

SCOTLAND’S only native black bee is to get special protection through the creation of the first honey bee reserve in the UK, it was announced today. The landmark reserve is to be established on the island of Colonsay for the … Continue reading

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The loophole that allows bee-harming pesticide to be sprayed in Scotland

Farmers in Scotland will keep spraying crops with a toxic pesticide blamed for harming bees despite a European ban coming into force today. The European Union has banned the use of three neonicotinoids from today, but has omitted thiacloprid from … Continue reading

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Why Perthshire’s beekeepers are upbeat about the future

Scotland’s honey farms optimistic despite pressures on their industry. Heather Hills honey farm’s founder Athole Kirkwood was attracted to Blairgowrie in the 1940s by the great swathes of raspberry blossom the region was famed for. Mark Noonan has run the farm … Continue reading

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